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  • Israeli spas may be just the thing for what ails you

    By Lisa Alcalay Klug

    June 28, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Miracles in the Holy Land aren't only of a spiritual nature. Israel also boasts a long list of spas with amazing healing properties. Here's a look at some appealing and pampering clinics. They all offer mineral-rich mud packs and other treatments to ease sore muscles, arthritis...
  • Alter Kayakers make waves in Newport Bay

    By Barry Zwick

    December 21, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Every Thursday morning, 11 supremely fit old men come thundering into Newport Bay, rounding up all the good rental kayaks on the Balboa Peninsula and singing at the top of their lungs.

    Most are major fundraisers for Heritage Pointe, Orange County's Home for the Jewish Aging, and...

  • There’s a whole lotta shakin’ goin’ on over Power Plate

    By Debbe Geiger

    October 5, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Remember those machines from the 1950s that used to jiggle a person's fat in an attempt to rid the body of cellulite? These days, a more sophisticated generation of those machines, which vibrate the entire body, is claiming it can do a lot more than eliminate cellulite....
  • ‘Sex and the City’ Workout

    By Julie M. Brown

    July 19, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    "You're joining a gym again?" I laughed. "If you could get back even half the money you've spent on gym memberships, you could go to Hawaii!"

    "This time it's different," my friend said. "I'm joining that new one right by the mall. It's so convenient, I can't not go! And I'll even...

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  • Botox Treatments Aid Stroke Survivors

    By Steve Ditlea

    February 16, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Until recently, significant recovery from the physical and mental losses inflicted by a stroke was thought to be limited to a matter of months following injury to the brain, using conventional physical and occupational therapy. Now patients supplementing this with novel treatments,...

  • A Torah Trek to Find a ‘God Moment’

    By Susan Freudenheim

    February 9, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    It's a Sunday afternoon in midwinter Los Angeles, the sun is sparkling, the temperature is perfect, I'm in one of the most beautiful settings anyone can imagine, and I'm supposed to be talking to God. I'm sitting alone in a lush, grassy field near a rustling brook, mountains surround...

  • Fit L.A. - Let’s Take a ‘J-Walk’ Around the Block

    By Norma Zager

    January 19, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    I enjoy walking if it's through a store during a sale or to show off a grandchild. But walking for the pure fun of it isn't fun for me. The last time I exercised was when Ed Sullivan introduced the Beatles, and I jumped up and down in the living room as they played.

    Enter the Neshoma...

  • Health - Pursuing America’s No. 1 Killer

    By Nancy Sokoler Steiner

    August 4, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    For more times than he can recall, Ken Bouchard has journeyed from Los Angeles to his hometown of Framingham, Mass. There, Bouchard willingly provides blood samples, dons heart monitors and details his eating habits.

    While he could easily get a routine physical closer to home, this...

  • Senior Moments - And in This Corner, Stella Goren

    By Ellie Kahn

    August 4, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Stella Goren is only about 4-foot-10, but she packs a strong punch.

    It all started when she was turning 79, and her husband asked what she wanted for her birthday.

    "I'd like to work out at a gym with a personal trainer," Goren told him.

    In spite of thinking she was meshugge and...

  • Walk a Mile With My Pedometer

    By Judy Gruen

    June 30, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    It does not augur well when you must suck in your gut and hold your breath as if you are having multiple X-rays taken simply to zip up your skirt.

    When this happened to me, I knew I had two choices: give up my current wardrobe or lose the excess baggage. Since I recently wrote a...

  • Got Baby Weight? Try Pilates

    By Maria Leone

    February 24, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    Too many "When are you due?" comments that came weeks after I gave birth to my second child were all the motivation I needed to reclaim my body. I had gained 60 pounds with my first child, but I bounced back into shape with little effort. Now I was five years older, recovering from...

  • WWI Huns Spark His Passion for Exercise

    By Hillel Price

    February 3, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    I learned about gymnastics from the German soldiers occupying Lithuania during World War I. I used to watch them swinging on the parallels and the rings. I would go home and try it myself. I took wood from one of our factories and made parallel bars in our backyard.

    One day, when...

  • A Spiritual Path   to Weight Loss

    By Julie G Fax

    September 23, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    With rainbows of fabric swishing around her 5-foot-11 frame, rings on every finger and bracelets hugging the length of her wrists, Reb Mimi Feigelson cuts an impressive presence -- an aura in no way diminished by the fact that she is 80 pounds lighter than she was two years ago.

    As...

  • Working Out Solo Not Working Out

    By Carin Davis

    January 22, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    I'm an exercise addict who does it all -- hiking, running, spinning, dancing, aerobics and Tae Bo. I run the Santa Monica stairs and jog the UCLA perimeter. I'm hooked on Pilates DVDs, "Buns of Steel" tapes and hit the gym three or four times a week. But this September I hit a wall....

  • Doctor Helps Kids Deal With Diabetes

    By Nancy Sokoler Steiner

    April 24, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Ask just about any of Dr. Francine Kaufman's pediatric patients about her and the superlatives will start to fly.

    "Fran is one of the busiest people I know ... yet she's still able to find time for me and make me feel like the only child in the hospital," said 15-year-old Katie...

  • Israeli Schools Prepare for War

    By Helen Schary Motro

    February 13, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    My daughter's friend, Hilla, said her 11th-grade social relations class at Herzliya's Yovel High School normally focused on familiar adolescent topics: interpersonal problems, difficulties with exams, the dangers of drinking and driving.

    But this winter her class spent its time...

  • A Forkful of Trouble

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    November 21, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Turkey, potatoes and gravy, candied yams -- all the foods you love to pile on your plate come Thanksgiving. But you might want to check your blood sugar before you take another helping of mashed potatoes, because if you are one of the many American Jews at risk for diabetes, that...

  • Mind, Body and Soul

    By Carin Davis

    March 7, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    What do women want? Happiness, family and to shed those last 10 pounds. Women can learn how to accomplish all this and more at an educational conference produced by women and designed to meet the needs and wants of women.

    "Exercising Your Mind; Minding Your Body," the fourth annual...

  • The ‘Personal’ Touch

    By Gaby Wenig

    January 24, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Rhoda Weisman was having trouble motivating herself to exercise. Although she belonged to a gym and wanted to stay fit, the 43-year-old Angeleno worked out only sporadically and felt frustrated by what she saw as her physical "weakness." "I decided my body needed an overhaul," said...

  • Not Your Grandchild’s Gym

    By Mike Levy

    August 2, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    When Medicare coverage ran out for Sally Galante's physical therapy, she had two choices. She could pay more than $100 per session to continue her weekly post-surgery therapy at the hospital, or she could go to the Eichenbaum Health Center, a free exercise program for seniors at...

  • A Sit-up a Day…

    By Charles Downey

    August 2, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Back when Bernie G. was only 78, he suffered a minor stroke. Then his loving wife of many decades died. The double blows caused Bernie's family to put him into a nursing home because he seemingly could no longer care for himself. Bernie became apathetic about life and mostly just...

  • Overweight and Counting ... Down

    By Charlotte Hildebrand

    June 28, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Reena Dulfon, 14, trudges home every day after school, and no matter how much she begs, her mother won't pick her up in the car. Robin Dulfon is not being a mean mom, but is helping Reena accomplish her goal. And though Reena sees this 30 minutes of daily exercise as a chore -- after...

  • Fit After 50

    By Mike Levy

    April 12, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Looking to get in shape, clients of all ages, shapes and sizes come to youthful fitness trainer Betsy Mendel. Mendel, who operates a business called No Excuses, has developed special insights into the training needs of her middle-aged clients. After arriving in Los Angeles from...

  • Fitness Resolution

    By Ani Dumas

    January 25, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    January is the time for setting goals and resolutions for most people, and getting in shape is usually at the top of that list. However, if you are fitnessphobic, the idea of putting on gym clothes can be rather intimidating. Most gyms in Los Angeles are a smorgasbord of hard...

  • Get Up and Go!

    By Ani Dumas

    November 23, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    As adults, we probably know the steps to take toward better health. Parents, teachers and health professionals have reminded us of the essentials: eat a balanced diet, don't smoke, exercise, get plenty of sleep and have regular check-ups. What they never explained is why? Centuries...

  • Centenarian Inspiration

    By Charlotte Hildebrand

    November 23, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    Sam Dabby was 100 years old on Nov. 5, but he waited to celebrate with members of his family and friends at a Nov. 18 party given at Kahal Joseph Congregation Temple. Among the celebrants was his workout trainer, Jeremy Forte, who has been helping Dabby lift weights and exercise for...

  • Arthritis Rumba

    By Charlotte Hildebrand

    October 26, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    "Ouch," cried a perfectly coiffed, white-haired lady. "It hurts."

    "My fingers won't listen to me," a tall brunette complained.

    But Susanne Haymaker, their exercise teacher at the Jewish Home for the Aging, wouldn't listen. "Lift your fingers up if they're hurting, " Haymaker...

  • www.GetOffYourTuchus.com

    By Mike Levy

    August 24, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Attention mouse potatoes: There is more to physical activity online than the baseball scores at www.ESPN.comIn fact, there are a host of sites devoted to fitness, providing health advice, exercise tipsand even some interactive options that help you plan and optimize your workouts. As...

  • Israeli-Style Fitness

    By  Orit Arfa

    August 24, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Maybe it's no Sports Club/LA in its luxury and beauty, but the Elite Sports Center at Tel Aviv University is one of the best sports clubs in Israel, with facilities and services that may make even the premier sports club in L.A. a little envious.

    The Elite Sports Center runs all of...

  • Exercise is Good for the Soul

    By Ilene Springer

    June 29, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Maybe it's a stereotype, but Jewish people have always been considered smart. Not just by others but by themselves, too. We pride ourselves on making education a priority for our children. We encourage them to study, to go for the extra credit, and we imbue them with the value of...

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